Some more Cheburashka stuff for you. Obviously I found all this stuff on YouTube, except for the header image which I reused from my last post on Cheburashka.

Singer Vladimir Ferapontov .
Cheburashka, from a 1965 story by the Russian writer Eduard Uspensky. Made into animated film series by Soyuzmultfilm studio, the first episode of which was made in 1969.

Here is the lyrics in Russian- passable English translation follows;

Medlenno minuty uplyvajut v dal’,
Vstrechi s nimi ty uzhe ne zhdi.
I hotja nam proshloe nemnogo zhal’,
Luchshee, konechno, vperedi.

Skatert’ju, skatert’ju
Dal’nij put’ steletsja,
I upiraetsja prjamo v nebosklon.
Kazhdomu, kazhdomu
V luchshee veritsja…
Katitsja, katitsja
Goluboj vagon.
Mozhet my obideli kogo-to zrja,
Kalendar’ zakroet staryj list.
K novym prikljuchenijam speshim, druz’ja…
JEj, pribav’-ka hodu, mashinist!

Goluboj vagon bezhit, kachaetsja,
Skoryj poezd nabiraet hod…
Ah, zachem zhe jetot den’ konchaetsja,
Pust’ by on tjanulsja celyj god!

English:

And slowly do the minutes tick away
Don’t you expect to find them again
Even if giving up the past is a bit sad
Everything that’s best still lies ahead
Just like a carpet, oh a carpet
A long road unfolds ahead
And it pushes up against the sky
Everyone, everyone believes in the best
Rolling & streaming ahead, a blue wagon
Unintentionally, we might have hurt someone
The calendar will forget that day
To all new escapades we are rushing my friends
Hey driver, add some extra speed

The blue wagon rolls and streams ahead
Rushing engine picking up some speed
Why, oh why, does this day have to end?
Wish it would last a whole year